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Automotive, GCAS UK, London - 31 July 2014

Arthur D. Little predicts future developments of automotive CO2

Despite the growing importance of automotive CO2 regulations, a uniform global approach to tackle the issue has not yet been developed. Countries have adopted different regulatory policies and implementation procedures, resulting in a high degree of complexity in the global landscape. In its new report, “The Automotive CO2 Emissions Challenge,” global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) predicts the future development of automotive CO2 up to 2020, and explains what steps OEMs should take to overcome future challenges. [...]

Automotive UK, London - 06 August 2013

Arthur D. Little identifies strategies for excellence in the Premium Automotive Segment

Six Key Levers to eliminate weak spots and achieve excellence

Competition between premium OEM’s will become fierce and put market shares at risk in the run up to 2020, according to management consultancy Arthur D. Little’s new viewpoint, Battle for Sales in the Premium segment. With all three German vehicle manufacturers aiming to become the market leader, it identifies six main levers of strategic and operational excellence to help premium brand OEMs adjust their marketing and sales models to meet tomorrow’s customer requirements. [...]

Automotive UK, London - 22 November 2012

Arthur D. Little develops solutions for online sales in the car industry

The role of online channels within the automotive sales industry is currently limited to information gathering with few links to sales. The OEMs need to integrate this channel in their sales concepts as a fully-fledged option as overcoming this challenge has the potential to vastly improve sales performance in some customer segments. Arthur D. Little’s (ADL) viewpoint “Online Sales in the Automotive Industry” highlights the opportunity for online car sales by evaluating barriers and identifying solutions. [...]

Automotive, TIME UK, London - 07 March 2012

Arthur D. Little develops solutions for sustainable success of the connected car

OEMs must act now to ensure a long-term competitive advantage

Mobile technologies are making major inroads into the automotive industry. e-Mobility and efficient use of natural resources are becoming ever more important in defining the image of OEMs. With improved mobile connectivity and telematics putting the concept back on the agenda, Arthur D. Little’s (ADL) latest viewpoint “The Connected Car – Finally coming true?” outlines how OEMs must create the framework today to overcome start-up hurdles and achieve competitive advantage in a saturated market. [...]

Automotive, Strategy & Organization UK, London - 31 October 2011

Arthur D. Little identifies solutions for the future of urban mobility

Hong Kong outperforms with networked, multimodal systems

With existing systems close to breakdown urban mobility is one of the toughest challenges that cities face. In its new study The Future of Urban Mobility: Towards networked, multimodal cities of 2050, innovation consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) showcases best practice from around the world, identifying strategic imperatives for meeting this challenge. [...]

Automotive UK, London - 04 November 2010

Arthur D. Little – Car manufacturers losing millions of Euros year on year to independent repair networks

Study urges OEMs to take a more aggressive approach to insurance to protect profit margins

One of the largest profit generators for car manufacturers remains parts and service. However, low-cost repair shop networks have increasingly become preferred suppliers to car insurers looking to keep costs down. Despite an increased push by automotive OEMs to bring their own label insurance products to market, the results so far have been disappointing. [...]

Automotive UK, London - 04 May 2010

Arthur D. Little: Electro-mobility players must do more to develop business models

Green market challenge goes beyond developing new technology

In the current automotive crisis, everyone is plugging into electro-mobility. However, little focus is placed upon developing adequate business models. According to “Winning on the E-mobility Playing Field”, the latest automotive Viewpoint from global management consultancy Arthur D. Little, OEMs, utilities, infrastructure, leasing companies and service providers will all be competing for consumers’ mobility budgets and must identify the right business model to fully capitalise on the green market. [...]

Automotive UK, London - 16 July 2009

Arthur D. Little: Car dealers face further agony with the global financial crisis

Latest report reveals how to evaluate and mitigate dealers’ risk of bankruptcy  

As credit markets tighten and the financial crisis deepens, car dealers worldwide are struggling with diminishing profitability and weak 2009 sales. “Dealer Risk Assessment and Contingency Plan Development” – a new report released by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) – explores how manufacturers can mitigate dealers’ risk of bankruptcy in order to minimize the impact on sales.  [...]

Automotive UK, London - 23 June 2009

The global truck and bus industry will experience market and technology challenges after today’s financial crisis

Latest report from ADL predicts that mastering new powertrain technologies will be critical within the rapidly evolving commercial vehicle market

The impact of the global financial crisis on the truck and bus industry has been profound. However, other forces such as increasing divergence in market requirements and new powertrain technologies are driving major changes in the commercial vehicle (CV) industry, which are fundamentally changing the way OEMs, dealers and suppliers conduct business.  ‘Powertrain at the Crossroads,’ a new study released today by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little, provides insight into how new technology and market diversification will dramatically reshape the industrial structure of those countries heavily dependent on the CV industry. [...]

Automotive UK, London - 29 April 2009

Arthur D. Little: Study on the “Future of Mobility in 2020”

The automotive industry is experiencing an unprecedented crisis. The entire industry is in a state of paralysis, disagreeing on whether the crisis has bottomed out or if the market will continue to deteriorate. Due to widespread restructuring measures, cost structures will be optimised in the short- and medium terms. However, the question remains whether long-term competitiveness can be secured and the automotive market can return to its pre-crisis condition. A new study by Arthur D. Little addresses the changing mobility demands of the future and the resulting impacts on the automotive industry. So far, the automotive industry is predicting a complete recovery of the market after the crisis has been overcome. While the industry has made downwards corrections to their projected sales figures for 2009 by a solid 8 million vehicles compared to forecasts from October 2008, this calculation is based on the assumption that the financial crisis will have been resolved in 2010 and the industry can return to its old growth rates. The main driver will be demand in the BRIC countries and increasing market penetration of hybrid and electric power systems.

According to Marc Winterhoff, Director and Head of Arthur D. Little’s German Automotive & Manufacturing practice, “We think this scenario is based on a false assumption, because the financial crisis is an amplifier, but not the cause, of the massive sales slump. The fundamental change in customer demand has its origins in the steadily rising oil prices right up to the outbreak of the crisis and in the debate over CO2. These are both sufficiently well-known and globally acting megatrends which, until that point were given only scant attention by the automotive industry.” These factors have now irreversibly changed customer behaviour in “the blink of an eye, in terms of automotive history”. This has led to significant overall market weakness and significant segment shifts from large, luxury vehicles to smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles. Even the current historically low oil prices have not brought relief. [...]

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